We've got spaces available on our beginner course this Bank Holiday Monday - and the forecast is fabulous! (More dates also available, see here for details).
Some great photos of this year's Marathon courtesy of Reece:
... moat of Leeds Castle!
Improve technique. Become more confident. Learn new skills.
If you've been paddling for a little while and think there's more to learn, this is for you. If you'd like to go on trips but are a bit nervous you won't keep up, then this is for you. If you're thinking about trying something different - sea kayaking, touring trips, whitewater - this is for you.
The Explore Award is the next step from the beginner course (Discover award / 1*) and is focussed on gaining the skills and confidence you need to become an independent paddler. We're running one in June, and it's free - sign up here! You never know where it might take you ...
If you are interested in doing the River Wye trip on the 7th 8th and 9th of June the cut-off date for those that want to go on this trip but not have not already booked on the trip is Monday 27th of may at 09:00
“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so”. So said the philosopher Bertrand Russell, who would have been 147 years old tomorrow if he hadn’t died in 1970. So, he should know a thing or two about dying and thinking, then. Something to ponder when you’re underneath your kayak at the pool session tomorrow.
We could still use one or two people to say "hi" to new members and show them where the boats are kept, etc. on a Sunday morning or two. A few people have stepped forward already, but we could definitely use a couple more! Please use the Doodle poll to offer your help:
So the racers were out again this weekend but on home territory. There were fewer able to compete this time due to helping running the event; tattoos and weekends away but still Maidstone had some paddlers compete. The day was beautiful - however this has it's own challenges in that it brings out the motorised boats and these boats increase the waves. This meant that the ride through town was a choppy one and those choosing to try out new boats found this more challenging than usual. However it is brilliant that despite lack of confidence the MCC paddlers still went out. For myself, I was very happy to have completed my very first K1 Div 6 race, achieving a respectable time and being the first veteran lady back. Roy Royston continues to put in good solid times in his division too. Well done to everyone who took part. It was a great day and I am sure the other clubs that attended enjoyed it too.